Qatar Airways has ordered 80 of the world’s most advanced airliners and the on-time, on-quality delivery is the culmination of 8 years’ hard work from everyone involved in the A350 XWB program.
Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO said: “Handing over the first A350 XWB represents a significant step in Airbus and aviation history.”
“The A350 XWB becomes the most modern aircraft in service, developed with our excellence established over 45 years in meeting our customers’ needs. “
“The A350 XWB is the latest Airbus aircraft to join the skies, revolutionising our industry and redefining the way people fly.”
He adds: “It is with tremendous pride that we are delivering our first A350 XWB today to our launch customer, Qatar Airways. It’s a perfect match, to be handing over the first of an all-new, world class aircraft to a leading, world class airline.”
John Rishton, Rolls-Royce, Chief Executive Officer said: “It is the culmination of years of hard work and the start of a new chapter for our business.”
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Based on the press release “Opening a new chapter in aviation, first delivery of A350 XWB to Qatar Airways”, based on the press release “Airbus delivers first ever A350 XWB to Qatar Airways” and based on the article “Qatar Airways Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A350” published in Aviation Week.